Compounds of villas are high-end residential estates, segregated from their urban or suburban surroundings by fences with a single access point. Some are close or surrounded by water fronts. Dependent on the sizes of plots, the detached units often stand in close proximity. Internal streets are primarily for car access. Units have integrated garage. Beyond their landscape design, the character of the compound is defined by the style of the villas, which use local-historical or foreign references.